Rated 4 out of 5Â by asta17 I originally tried this in blue (the only color at the store) in a regular size XS (leftmost photo). I didn't like it very much because the fit was off. The middle seam sat well below my natural waist and was very unflattering. I saw the pink on another visit to the store and liked it much better, so decided to try it in my usual petite XS (5'1, 32A, 105 lbs). As expected, it fits nearly perfectly. It is the same shape as the Flared Caraz dress (which I also have in XS Petite), but there are major differences between the dresses. The mesh layer on this one is much thicker and and feels much different to the touch - it has a texture to it, and if you look closely there are almost veins in the fabric. The under layers are different as well - there is less tulle on this one, and the outermost layer is much thicker than the Flared Caraz, making this dress heavier overall. However, like that dress, the waistline hits at the perfect spot, it's not too short, and no bra straps show through the sleeves or in the back keyhole. It is extremely comfortable. The white "straps" underneath are much more noticeable in the pink version of this dress. The pink color is perfect in my opinion - is dark enough to not wash out my fair skin, but subtle enough that it goes with a shocking amount of cardigans/belts in my closet. I think this will be super versatile all year round.
Some gripes: The online description says hand wash, but the actual tag says dry clean. The Flared Caraz is washable (and washes great!) so I'm a little disappointed that this one isn't. As usual, the price is high for the quality, but since it's so hard to find dresses in my petite size before they sell out I will likely hang onto this one. The stitching across the waistline is kind of wonky (see photo), so I might try to exchange for another one. No one else would ever notice, but in principle it kind of bothers me. Overall, Weston Wear has done it again and sucked me in with one of their petite options that fits perfectly into my closet.
August 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by aspiringhuman super femme look that works amazing with curves
just snagged this dress, not expecting it to work for me at all. the light blue color is beautiful. the fit is extremely comfortable. i usually take a size 8 waist and am very busty, but the dress frames my figure well. it's versatile, however the fabric is pretty delicate and makes me a little nervous to wear around my cat. also i find that sometimes the lining underneath pops right at the neckline. but even so, i'm still in love! definitely worth the sale price!
November 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by kristay Cute design and print, but too big
I thought this dress was even more adorable in person than in the product shot. The mesh was not as delicate as I would have expected, particularly given other reviewer's comments. I did not have the mesh overlay snag on my rings (which seem to catch everything) or my nails. I thought the dress was well made, and loved the layers underneath which give the skirt its flouncy shape. The big downside for me was that it was cut too big. The waist was very loose and the top was big as well. I tried on my usual XS and, for reference, am 5'5" and 100lbs. I tried on the blue and thought it was adorable, but simply did not work for my size.
August 2, 2012